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Food tax opposition in Durham

A citizen's group in Durham is opposing the proposed prepared foods tax that Bull City voters will see on their ballots in November.

 Unity in the Community for Progress believes the proposed 1 percent tax is poorly timed given the woeful economic times.

Read more about the group's stance here. 

Getting on the food-tax bandwagon

If you're one of 120,000 registered voters in Durham, a new mailer will soon be hitting your mailbox boasting a pro-foods tax slogan: "A Taste for Durham's Future."

Nearly 40 Durham cheerleaders, movers and shakers have come together and formed a non-profit to promote a 1-percent prepared foods tax. The tax could be implemented if voters approve in Nov. 4 referendum.

If implemented, the tax is expected to generate as much as $5 million a year to pay for new and improved cultural attractions, including the Hayti Heritage Center, a Minor League Baseball museum and the American Tobacco Trail.

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